Name of organisation
Provinsje Fryslân | Province of Fryslân
Type of Organisation
Full Member. Governmental institution
Short note on organisation background
The tasks of the provincial administration can be classified into the following categories:
– Responsible for promotion the prosperity and well-being of its inhabitants in general.
– Responsible for promotion and preservation of the Frisian language and culture, as well as smaller languages/dialects in the province.
– Implementing certain laws and measures issued by the national government, like national laws about language and culture; for example the law of The Use of Frisian Act (‘Wet gebruik Friese taal’).
– Implementing the Framework Convention (entered into force in the Netherlands on 1 June 2005) and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ratified by the Netherlands on 2 May 1996).
Sietske Poepjes, regional minister responsible for Frisian language and culture, Province of Fryslân.
Telephone: + 31 58 292 59 25
Twibaksmerk 52, 8911 KZ Ljouwert (The Netherlands)
Postal address: P.O. Box 20120, 8900 HM Ljouwert (The Netherlands)